Westport's Tenth Annual Christmas Walking Festival 2017

Round off the year with a magical weekend of walking in the Mountains and trails of Mayo & Connemara.



Friday December 29th – Arrive Westport



Saturday 30th December

Start time: 09.30am sharp – bus will depart from the Octagon in the middle of Westport town.


Mweelrea Mountain. We start from the townland of Dadreen and take the Western approach to the mountain. This hike offers spectacular views of Killary fjord,  the Bens,  Maumturks mountains and the offshore Islands of Inishbofin and Inishturk.


Time: 5+ Hours  Total height gain: 800 metres



Sunday December 31st:

Today we offer a low level flat walk. A reasonably good track throughout but it can be wet and muddy in places.

This walk is a low level walk of 18k approx. along the Western Way that runs from the Inagh Valley to Leenane. It has a mixture of bog track and forest trail with the last 5k offering beautiful views over Killary Fjord.  The walk finishes in Leenane village. The bus will return to Westport 1 hour later.

Time: 4:5 Hours

Distance: 18K.


  • For accommodation in Westport contact the Clew Bay Hotel.
  • Tel: 098 28088 and quote reference Gerry Greensmyth 291217
  • Pick up from the Octagon in Westport Town Centre at 09:30 sharp on both days.

Croagh Patrick Walking Tours, Belclare, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Telephone +353 98 26090 Mobile +353 87 2333 295 E-mail